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Turkey tours

Turkey is a vast and varied country boasting incredible landscapes and natural wonders bordered by four different seas. Well known as a great destination for relaxing beach holidays, it also offers many sporting activities, some of the world's most important ancient monuments, welcoming Turkish hospitality and a delicious and varied national cuisine. Istanbul is also gearing up to be European Capital of Culture 2010 so it has never been a better time to visit this magical city.
The history of Anatolia is rich and deep.

Some of mankind's earliest settlements were established here as early as 10,000 BC. Shortly after this, at Catalhoyuk, near Konya, Man first grew grain. In following millenia, civilizations such as Assyrians, Sumerians and Hittites rose and fell. Invaders from abroad left their mark, whether the Men of the Sea, Cyrus, Darius or Alexander the Great. The town of Troy, near Canakkale, was scene of the Trojan War around 1250 BC. Midas, the king with the golden touch, and Croesus, the inventor of coinage, were rulers of small but important Anatolian kingdoms in the first millennium BC. Many of the great accomplishments of classical Hellenic civilization in the realms of art, architecture, philosophy, medicine and science, came to light in lonia, the region around present-day lzmir and Bergama. Rome took Anatolia in the last century BC, and called it Asia Minor. The Roman provincial capital of Ephesus was among the largest and finest cities of its time. St. Paul preached there: the Virgin Mary died in a small house on the outskirts of the city. The Seven Churches of Asia, to whom St. Paul addressed Epistles, are all in Anatolia. And St. Nicholas, the original Santa Claus, lived and worked on Anatolia's south coast. In 330 AD, Constantine the Great established the eastern capital of the Roman Empire at Byzantium, renaming it Constantinople. By the time of the Emperor Justinian (527 to 565 AD) Rome had fallen, and Constantinople was the capital of the vast empire. The Prophet Mohammed was born in 570, and within a century the armies of Islam were threatening the mighty walls of Constantinople. For centuries, the Byzantine and Arabic empires struggled for Anatolia, but both were swept aside by the coming of the Turks.

Chronology of Turkish History
1 - Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Ages 600000 -8000 B.C.
2 - Neolithic Age 8000 - 5000 B.C.
3 - Chalcolithic Age 5000 - 3000 B.C.
4 - Early Bronze Age 3000 - 2000 B.C.
5 - Middle and Late Bronze Age 2000 - 1200 B.C.
6 - Late Hittite City States 1200 - 700 B.C.
7 - The Urartian Kingdom 900 - 600 B.C.
8 - The Lydian Kingdom 700 - 550 B.C.
9 - The Phyrgian Kingdom 700 - 550 B.C.
10 - Persian Perion and Greko - Persian Style 546 - 334 B.C.
11 - Ionian City States 335 - 170 B.C.
12 - Hellenistic Period 330 - 30 B.C.
13 - Roman Period 30 - 330 A.D.
14 - Byzantine Period 330 - 1453 A.D.
15 - The Seljuk Period 1071 - 1300 A.D.
16 - The Ottaman Period 1299 - 1923.


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Istanbul Constantinople's, Trabzon (Trebizond), Erzurum, Kars, Dogu Beyazit, Van, Diyarbakir, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Antakya, Adana, Istanbul. After breakfast, a visit to the Sadberk Hanim Museum, a little known yet exquisite privately endowed museum. Lunch on the liquid history of the Bosphorus, followed by a free afternoon. Overnight at the Hotel. More info

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Western Turkey Tours, Anatolia Historical Places

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Duration / 10 Days - 9 Nights 9 /10 Price per person Istanbul from $ 650

Istanbul (Constantinople's) Kayseri, Cappadocia, Kayseri, Izmir, Ancient city Ephesus, Priene and Miletos, Didyma, Kusadasi, Pamukkale (Hierapolis), Izmir, Istanbul Tour Period 10 days. Here is the tour itinerary of the western Turkey tour. Thus Turkey tour package includes sightseeing of major highlights in Turkey, accommodation, tour guide and luxury transportation. More info

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Grand Turkey tour Istanbul or Izmir

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Duration / 14 Days - 13 Nights 9 /10 Price per person Istanbul from$ 1150

Grand Turkey tour, special tour your representative awaits to greet you as you land in Istanbul. After transferring to your hotel, Upon arrival, we begin the sightseeing in historical part of Istanbul with Byzantine Hippodrome which was used for chariot races and then Istanbul Blue Mosque of Istanbul Sultan Ahmet I built in 1616 famous for unequaled ceramis tiles. Turkey tours. More info

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All Years in 2017 9 /10 Price per person from $ 599

We offer a huge choice of group tours and tailor-made tour programs to Turkey with guaranteed departures in 2017, including popular highlights like Istanbul, Troy, Gallipoli, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pergamon, biblical Turkey tours and many others. Check here the tour programs, departures dates and prices. More info

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